§ Mr. Thornton
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many applications for payment have been made under the Vaccine Damage Payments Act 1979; and how many of such applications have been refused because it was considered that the applicant suffered brain damage prior to the vaccination.
§ Dr. Vaughan
Information about the total number of claims made and the outcome is given in my hon. Friend's reply to the hon. Member for the Isle of Wight (Mr. Ross) on 24 June.—[Vol. 7, c.112.] I regret that it is not possible to provide an analysis of claims refused which specifies the reasons for the decisions.